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Real Marina Hotel & Spa

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Modern hotel in Olhao, overlooking the Gulf of Cadiz
  • The city is 15 minutes' drive from Faro
  • There's a freshwater outdoor pool & sun deck
  • All bedrooms have balconies


Set on the edge of the Ria Formosa natural park in Olhao, Real Marina Hotel is one of the Algarve's newest 5-star resorts with superb views over the estuary and the Gulf of Cadiz beyond. The fishing port of Olhao isn’t the liveliest of towns in the Algarve -- Faro, a short drive down the coast, has more nightlife -- but its peaceful centre and Moorish architecture make it "a rare gem", says The Guardian.

At the hotel, the Restaurante do Real serves up tasty Mediterranean cuisine including fresh local seafood and traditional Portuguese dishes. More casual all-day dining is available at the Ria Lounge Restaurant & Bar, while the Bar do Real (open until 1am) offers evening snacks and regularly features live music. The spa is kitted out with 10 treatment rooms, a fitness gym, sauna, steam room and a thalassotherapy saltwater pool with massage jets. Outside, guests can swim in the freshwater pool or sunbathe on the deck, and it's just a short boat trip across the lagoon to the beaches on laid-back Culatra Island.

The large rooms are crisp and modern with a nautical theme and there’s a hint of the city's Moorish history in the fretwork detail. Half of the rooms overlook the water and half the town, but all have balconies. Suites are larger and come with separate sitting areas and dining tables for four.

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  • Kids' club
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking
  • Public car park


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: No rollaway/extra beds available

Pets: Pets not allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Know Before You Go

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: EUR 12 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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